Welcome to the new school year 2015-2016! I am excited for the upcoming year and look forward to partnering with you to ensure the success of your student(s). Our goal is for every student to become an integral part of the Skyline community by committing to academics, involving themselves in an extra-curriculum activity and representing the Falcon Way at all times! We have some exciting new initiatives this year including:
On Saturday, July 27 teams from across St. Vrain competed in the first ever NAO Challenge USA finals. The event was co-hosted by Aldebaran Robotics and the St. Vrain’s Innovation Center and held at the Longmont Museum in their new Stewart Auditorium and Kaiser-Permanente Education Hall.
Senior Michael Loper was recently awarded a National Merit Scholarship from the University of Utah for his academic achievements. He will be attending the university in Salt Lake City this fall where he will major in Computer Science with an emphasis in the specialized Entertainment Arts and Engineering program. Congratulations to Michael for this prestigious achievement!
Skyline High’s special education students have been preparing for their chance to shine in the Special Olympics for the past several months. The rain could not damper the excitement and spirit of the team as they competed in their chosen events on Friday, May 8 at Skyline High School.
Although the Special Olympics event continued in the rain, Skyline chose to keep our students dry and safe, and stayed at school. The Skyline staff came together to host indoor events for our athletes.
P-TECH (Pathways in Technology Early College High School) is a new model of education connecting high school, college and the world of work through college and industry partnerships. It’s a model that gives students a high school diploma, plus two years of college during their thirteenth and fourteenth high school years – at no cost to them. What’s more, it’s a model that’s improving the economic competitiveness of the United States.
Bill Before House and Senate To Make P-TECH a Reality in Colorado
Prom will be held this year at the Lionsgate Event Center in Lafayette, CO on April 25, 2015 from 7:00 to 11:00 pm. Tickets for the event can be purchased at lunch now through Friday, April 24 with a cost of $20 for seniors and $40 for underclassmen. Tickets will not be available at the door. If you would like to bring a guest that does not attend Skyline, guest forms are available in the main office.
The Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) replace CSAP/TCAP testing that your student has taken in the past. Seniors took the Science and Social Studies tests in the fall, and underclassmen will take Math and English tests in the spring. The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) is a group of states working together to develop a set of assessments that measure whether students are on track to be successful in college and their careers.